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  1. I've got a Coleman 2 burner gas grill that has done very well. I also have a little hibachi, which I haven't used. If I had the room, I would lug along my Primo XL grill. It is fabulous.
  2. Thank you all for the replies. I am 58 and still can lug the 100# tanks around. I ended up having a local propane filler who has an agreement with the RV park that I am at, take my 100# tanks and fill them. They would NOT come and fill the RV tank. They charged me $20.00 for pickup and return (this time was less as I had to have one of the 100# tank valves replaced by them). We plan on heading into the southwest this fall and likely won't take the 100# tanks with us as they are quite the burden. I will likely get a 30# tank as a little bit of lift and the ability to fill it without taking the coach to a service company.
  3. I have a WeatherFlow weather station that has a solar charger. I mounted it on a camera tripod.It also comes with an RVAir sensor that I set on a small aluminum table.
  4. For those of you that spend a considerable amount of time on the road, how have you managed refilling the propane tanks? I have had trouble getting anyone to come to where I have my RV set up. A year ago, I had one supplier who would do it, but they are now under new ownership and the gent who filled the tanks (Internal and 2 100# external) left the company. My present method is to fill the external tanks and when I move the coach, fill the internal tank by driving it to a fill station. Recommendations and shared experiences appreciated!
  5. Good job! I am planning to do exactly this on my 2010 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 38'er as at least 2 of them have a tear on the hem on one side. It too uses Carefree slide out covers....
  6. I successfully replaced the upper slide in cable in my 2010 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 38' rig. It was the forward one on the curbside rear. I pried off the valance and that exposed the motor and cables. Interestingly, the cable that was broken (at the connector on the backside of the slide out face) had an eyelet on it (previous repair?). I bought a cable replacement kit, installed it and adjusted the cable. I also adjusted the other cables, as the aft in cables at the 'shuttle' was tilted and not vertical. I lined the frame of the cover and the backside of the valence with velcro, so I can access it in the future. I also repaired a small tear in the seal near the lower cable - I cleaned the torn area with rubbing alcohol, applied some silicon sealer / glue and covered it with a piece of gorilla tape. I am pleased with the results and the slide works great (it did before, but I was concerned of it breaking due to the additional forces on the lower cable, with the upper one not attached. 8^)
  7. I had left my coach for the Holidays. I turned off the water, water heater, ice maker and set the interior furnaces to heat to 55 degrees. Upon return and application of park water, a flood occurred in the cavity where the water heater and coach wide water filter are located. Housing for the water filter cracked, a pex adapter on the back of the water heater cracked, the toilet spray nozzle cracked and the shower head cracked. The furnaces (Carrier Air V Heat Pump) both were off and due to the cold weather, referenced items above froze / broke. Battery cutoff (salesman) switch / self latching relay shut off. All have been repaired. To mitigate this in the future, I have bypassed the salesman switch, installed 2 Cielo Eco Breeze controllers for the furnaces and will shut off the park water at the spigot, turn off the water heater and open all faucets / shower head. I do retract the awning, but don't touch the slide outs (left extended).
  8. I have ordered a One Beat outlet adapter that provides 2 outlets and 2 usb ports. Adding to this I have ordered right angle usb adapters, that will keep the cords close to the wall. This will provide me with a way to keep the usb cable close to the wall without creating a 'cable mess'.
  9. Installed second Cielo controller for the bedroom unit and the installation went smooth. Now I want to install an outlet that had USB ports on it but the outlet in the slide out is a very slim design that isn't standardized for a usual receptacle housing, so I have some more exploring to do. The salesman switch bypass has shown no furnace shutoffs or outages since I bypassed the solenoid. 8^)
  10. Just a follow up - I bypassed the salesman switch (battery cutout switch) last week and I haven't had a problem with the furnaces shutting off since. I am going to order a second Cielo Breez Plus unit for the Air V Temp unit that's in the bedroom and likely install some sort of knife switch / manual switch so I am able to disconnect the coach batteries from the lighting circuits when the coach is not being used and in the shop (my shop - where I store it when not on the playground).
  11. I looked up the information that came in the 'banker's box' and nothing regarding the cable driven slideout on the curbside slideout in the bedroom. The motor driven slideout on the roadside of the bedroom is a Lipport system, and I believe that the one I am seeking information on is likely from them too, but nothing to confirm. There appears to be a crown molding covering the motor and rigging above the slideout on the top, but I don't know how it comes off. It appears that there is basically a baseboard type trim piece covering a larger trim piece that I suspect is removable with bolts / screws that will expose the motor and cable assemblies. Has anyone on this forum had to dive into this type of assembly and share their experience? Here is a picture of the trim piece above the curbside slideout:
  12. I am now in the second winter in my coach and retract the awning when high winds or snow is forecast. I also tilt the awning if excessive rain is forecast (lower the aft or side nearest the rear of the coach) so the water doesn't pool on top of the awning.
  13. I have a furnace tied to each carrier unit. If they are in heat pump mode, it will bring the furnace into play if the outside temps drop below the range where the heat pump is effective. No wall thermostats on either unit. If there were, I would have tied in an Eco-Bee. Interestingly, this morning, I lost all lights (powered by 12 vdc) for about 10 seconds. I looked at the battery cutoff switch and it was good. I don't know what happened, but both carrier units turned off. They apparently don't have memory and when 12vdc is removed (I still think that 110 vac is tied into the air conditioning / furnace equipment - not 12 vdc only as implied in another's post in this thread), they turn off. I will have to look into this more and review the wiring diagrams along with verifying functionality. One thing that will be part of me doing further investigation is that I see off behavior with the battery cut off circuit. Apparently, it is operated by a switch (it's by the entrance to the RV) that energizes a self latching relay. I have seen this drop out a few times and I am thinking that the relay (or worse the control circuit) is on its way out. More to explore!
  14. Obiwan, any updates to share onyour upgrade?
  15. It appears that the cable retracted inside the coach. I will read up on the slide out mechanism, as I believe I have paperwork on them somewhere.... Thanks!
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